Virginia toddler dies in hot car

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HENRICO, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A Virginia toddler died after his father left him in a hot car.

Deputies in Goochland County say the father left his son tethered to his car seat on a parking deck in Henrico, Va. around noon on Wednesday.

Dispatchers say a call came in from the child's mother after she had been contacted by her son's daycare center asking if her son was going to be dropped off. The mother then contacted the boy’s father who had left earlier that morning with the boy in his car seat.

The vehicle, a 2016 dark colored Acura MDS SUV, was left on the uncovered deck of a parking garage

Rescue teams appeared on scene to try to revive the unconscious boy, but attempts were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:21 p.m.

The father, who arrived at work at Capitol One at 9:30 am, had apparently forgotten to drop his son off at daycare and left the boy in the car, deputies say.